Petals rescued a rat during the Adoption Center Escape. When she found him, she was sneaking around in back alley ways, where the little guy had found a hole to sleep in for the rest of the day. After first waking up that evening, he began to wander the alley ways as well. He was looking for food. Luckily, Petals came across him. She always has spare flower seeds in her saddle bag, and was willing to sacrifice some to the needy creature. After feasting, he ran around happily all over the young mare!
Petals felt she obviously couldn't approach the adoption center this late at night, especially with her parents not knowing she's out. But she wasn't willing to abandon her new friend! She stashed him in her saddlebag, and headed home.
She named him Pistil, feeling clever about the name which was a plant part, but sounded so much like a rumored weapon that shot steel like magic. During the day, Pistal sleeps in Petals' mane, curled up behind her hidden crown of horns, He only comes out after her parents are asleep, so they're never noticed him once! When Petals is posing as Wylde Fyre with her hair up in a braid, Pistil rides atop it, ready for adventure!